Stephen Lisberger

Stephen Lisberger

George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor for Research in Neurobiology

We investigate how the brain learns motor skills, and how we use what we see to guide how we move. Our approaches involve studies of eye movements using behavior, neural recordings, and computational analysis. Our work is done on behaving non-human primates. 

Appointments and Affiliations

  • George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor for Research in Neurobiology
  • Professor of Neurobiology
  • Chair in the Department of Neurobiology
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Bryan Research Building, 311 Research Drive Room 327D, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 681-7088
  • Email Address: lisberger@neuro.duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Washington, 1976

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Elected Member. National Academy of Sciences. 2022
  • Fellow. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2021
  • Elected Member. American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 2008
  • Investigator/Alumni Investigator. Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 1997
  • Young Investigator Prize. Society for Neuroscience. 1986

Courses Taught

  • NEUROBIO 393: Research Independent Study
  • NEUROBIO 793: Research in Neurobiology
  • NEUROSCI 150: Research Practicum

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